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New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Lumina coupe concept unleashed

2008-03-04 08:29
GM's Australian unit Holden's new concept, the Coupe 60, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first made-for-Australia Holden.

Based on the Commodore (available here as the Lumina) platform, the concept shares its rear-wheel drive configuration, but is markably shorter.

However, its styling is seriously aggressive with supercar-like modifications, including a rear air diffuser, boot spoiler, semi-slick tyres, high performance Brembo brakes and side-swept exhausts with alloy tips to add to the racing theme.

Power to the Coupe 60 is provided by a 6.0-litre V8 engine able to run on ethanol. It is mated with a six-speed manual transmission.

Further sports influences are carried across to the interior, which has one-piece carbon fibre seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel with a nifty "shift light display".

Carbon fibre accents, black suede upholstery and red trim complete the look inside the cabin. The exterior is finished in a Diamond Silver finish.

Holden insists that the coupe will "for the moment ? remain a concept only". What a pity.

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